Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog “Plant Based Ballerina”. My name is Tierney Heap, I’m 25 years old and a First Soloist ballerina with The Royal Ballet.
Over the past 9 months I have been living a Plant Based lifestyle. My passion for this actually started a year prior, when a special person very close to me passed away from cancer. During that time when conventional medicine was no longer possible my partner and I researched into health, food and alternative therapies to help her live longer. Unfortunately We were too late. It definitely sparked something inside me, to want to learn more about how important food is for us and how much it could benefit my health whilst also enhancing my career in ballet.
After hours of research, reading so many amazing and informative books, watching documentaries and films on health and food I decided it was time to make that commitment. From that day I made a choice to look at this as a lifestyle change rather than a diet or fad. This is for life. I then started a course in Naturopathic Nutrition which I am currently studying. I have started this blog to pass my knowledge on from what I have learned and what I am still learning each day. I want to show being an athlete at the top of their game can be sustained with a plant based lifestyle and also how easy it can be to introduce new foods and new recipes. I hope you enjoy this journey with me.